Sunday, June 12, 2011

Edmonton Club holds HPP Fundraiser

Wednesday, June 8, the Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club held an HPP fundraiser as part of their usual Wednesday night event series. All proceeds from the event were donated to the High Performance Fund!

The event was held a little different than usual, featuring a new event, called "The Escape". Thanks to Greg Yarkie's fantastic "City Cup" record keeping, we had a list of most of the regular club member's average Time per Kilometre from the events the club has held so far this year. Those numbers were multiplied by the planned distance for the Wednesday event, and everyone was given an estimated time. I (Will Critchley), was fortunate enough to have the fastest average TPK of the season, so the question to be answered on the night was, "Can you stay away"? The difference in estimated time was the amount of head start everyone got, ranging from 37 minutes to 7 seconds! Cross the finish line before I do, and you're a winner!

Not only was this a great event for me, as it was added motivation to hammer out a really good run (though the intense race situation did cause mistakes), I hope the rest of the club members that participated enjoyed chasing and being chased by each other. It is amazing practice to try to orienteer under the pressure of someone on your tail and to keep cool under the prospect of catching someone else.

Thanks to the club and all its members for the participating, and for the generous donations!

And, the big question, who managed to escape?

High fives go out to Angela Pearson and Einar Viddal. Looks like I need to get training for next year's hunt.

-- Head camera footage (mistakes and all) here:


  1. Sounds like a really fun event! And thanks to EOOC for fundraising for the High Performance Program.

  2. Yeah, that's a great idea. Sounds exciting!